Fine American Craftsmanship
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Louis & Christine Colombarini

Over thirty five years ago in Middle Tennessee, we began to collaborate in the creation of clay vessels and sculptured forms. Bringing the simplicity of clay to life with perfect form, texture, and color has become an infinite challenge. Wearing the many hats of artist, potter, designer, sculptor, and chemist, we strive for excellence and celebrate the success of an aesthetically pleasing ceramic piece. 

We also acknowledge our disappointments - they fuel our determination and adhere our commitment. Through the years we’ve taken our audience down visual avenues of classical, abstract, deco, futuristic, and neo-primitive design. 

We wish to convey a “feel-good” impression in which you, the observer, can appreciate and live. Our current cosmic exploration involves two highly specialized directions----- Neo-Primitive Sawdust and Primitive Pit-Fired Clayworks. We’d like to share them with you. 

Our fascination with Egyptian and Pre-Columbian artifacts; the delight of dogs, cats and the rural Tennessee life-style; along with our enduring romance with clay, are the important elements of our creative direction. These personal preferences provide a foundation of ideas in which we conceive our structural visions. 

We enjoy the challenge of testing the sensitive physical limits of clay, by building precarious shapes and forms into stimulating and sound constructions. We strive to incorporate into our works subconscious themes of mystical imagery, curious symbols, and lyrical patterns. 

There is a profound correlation between our completed works and the fragility of life itself. Our work reflects a common bond of earth and human spirit. Overall, it is our intent to stimulate the imagination, evoke a mood of pleasure, and share our intimate involvement; for art is sharing the vision of the soul.